By Elizabeth Impastato

Have you ever walked into your living room to totally forget what you were about to do?  You might find it difficult to keep up with your car keys or cell phone.  Many things can cause a slight brain pause.  Stress, poor diet and lack of sleep are the most common reasons. 

If you or a family member has memory loss that prevents the ability to follow three step directions or instructions, mild cognitive impairment should be discussed with your physician.  If you are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s, get tested before symptoms become more apparent. 

What should you do if diagnosed or have the gene to keep your brain healthy?  Follow your doctors orders and educate yourself as much as possible on the disease.  This is how art can play a role to develop and strengthen your spatial and cognitive ability.  The simple act of drawing out an image or the mixing of paint colors can help generate new brain cells.  The creative process helps to stimulate the part of the cells used in brain communication.  The ability to lower stress and blood pressure are important links to brain health.  The simple act of visiting an art gallery to view the art has been shown to lower blood pressure and uplift mood.  The sense of smell, sound and touch all work with the brain to encourage well being.  Get a plan to exercise your brain into health with art.

Impastato Gallery & Art Therapy offers the atmosphere required to stimulate your senses while exercising your brain.  Private art lessons: Painting Package & Drawing Journey designed to fit your individual needs is just one of the services offered along with original artwork by artist, Elizabeth Impastato.  To learn more visit or stop by the storefront. 

Impastato Gallery & Art Therapy want to connect with you  

1901 US-190 STE. 28 Mandeville,La. 70448 

Impastato Gallery and Art Therapy
Phone: 985-778-5338 • in the Chenier Marketplace in Mandeville, 1901 Hwy. 190, Suite 28.

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